New poll results find Oklahomans critical of the recent health care reform law

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Oklahoma City, OKLA – New poll results from SoonerPoll reveals Oklahoma public opinion of key issues pertaining to the recent health care reform law’s passage. SoonerPoll.com, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, conducted the scientific study using live interviewers by telephone of 500 likely voters from...
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Oklahoma City, OKLA – New poll results from SoonerPoll reveals Oklahoma public opinion of key issues pertaining to the recent health care reform law’s passage.

SoonerPoll.com, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, conducted the scientific study using live interviewers by telephone of 500 likely voters from April 5 – April12, 2010. The study has a margin of error of ± 4.38 percent.

Results and Analysis

Results of the poll indicate discontent among Oklahomans

  • 56 percent of likely Oklahoma voters believe Attorney General Drew Edmondson should join other Attorneys General in filing suit against the recently passed health care reform law
  • 65.4 percent of likely Oklahoma voters disapprove of the recently [passed health care reform law
  • 58.2 percent of likely Oklahoma voters approve of amending the state constitution to allow Oklahoma to opt out of the federal health care system
  • 63.6 percent of likely Oklahoma voters believe that the new health care reform law will hurt the economy
  • 68.2 percent of likely Oklahoma voters do not believe the new health care reform law will lower health care costs
  • 80.4 percent of likely Oklahoma voters believe Americans should not be penalized for not purchasing health care insurance
  • 78 percent of likely Oklahoma voters believe that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions

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5 Responses to New poll results find Oklahomans critical of the recent health care reform law

  1. Debra Thompson says:

    I sure hope that we do not remain passive and just take what they have decided to lay out for us. According to the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the “consent” of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” I believe that the Constitution and Declaration of Independence was set forth to “prevent” this type of take over and to benefit the “people” not to enable Government to “control” the people.

    • Todd says:

      So we are going “prevent” anyone but the senior citizens from receiving gov’t insurance? I was talking with a good friend of mine (76 years old) the other day – who told me that in his first year on Social Security – he took more out of the system than he had ever paid into it. Now you do the math – he retired at 55 – still alive (for that I am happy – he is a very nice guy) – but you figure it up. Who is and continued to pay for your doctor visits, your drugs, and your specialists, surgeries, etc? What have you done to the current generation? Social Security which I have paid into all my life – is scheduled to go broke the year I am eligible for retirement. You complain about not getting your COLA increases – I have paid into this system since I was 13, and according to reports will never see a dime out of it – How can you that paid so little – be so greedy? It is sad and ugly that you people have come to believe that you are entitled to out government taking care of you – and just don’t give a damn what you leave behind for those who worked all their lives to pay for what you have today………HOW SAD

  2. Y. Choate says:

    As someone who has relied on government healthcare at one point, I will forever be grateful for the safety net that this provides. If we could all opt out of paying for government healthcare and still receive the benefits, the few of us who believe in helping our neighbors in times of need would be shouldering the responsibility for the people who “opt out.” If there is no penalization for people who take advantage of the system by not purchasing insurance, we’re all still stuck paying for those people when they inevitably become ill and need medical care. Just like it is now. As I see it, mandatory health insurance levels the playing field so that the brunt of the costs are not on those of us who pay our taxes willingly and are not collecting government subsidies.

  3. David D says:

    Of course the poll is overwhelmingly against health care reform. Oklahoma and the national media has been pumping out non-stop industry anti-reform propaganda since the get-go. The pro-side has been excluded for the most part, with the few odd marginalized exceptions. Our illustrious “representatives” cannot come up with their own reform proposals – they like their government group plans just fine thank you. I bet the legislatures opinion would be quite different if they were not allowed to form a group and had to buy their own individual plans (just like the rest of the countries temporary employees).

    Certainly didn’t poll me. I would like to have the option of choosing a government plan myself – it is the anti-reform senators and representatives do not want to allow the public the choice.

    If the OK legislatures want to opt-out of the reform then I should be able to “opt-out” of government mandated car insurance without legal consequences.

    We can socialize financial risk but we cannot socialize medicine – Americans and their legislatures in general are to stupid, greedy,and lazy to come up with a decent care plan for everyone.

    It is my opinion that PRIMARY health-care SHOULD BE NATIONALIZED AS A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY (pandemics, bio-war, accidents).

    ..in Order ro form a more perfect Union, Establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity..

    The health-care industry is based on the idea “we’re going to make money off of sick people and they will pay or suffer and die”. The Health insurance industry is a bloated tick feeding on the populace of the United States, a continuing criminal enterprise extortion racket.

    • Todd says:

      You know what I find appalling? The fact that our Oklahoma legislators are more worried about playing politics and furthering their own career than they are about the amount of teacher layoffs we are looking at. Republicans say that we cannot leave this kind of deficit for our kids but choose to make no individual sacrifice when it comes to our childrens education. I have a thought – if universal healthcare is not needed and so unimportant – then why don’t out legislators give up their healthcare and devote that money to educating our children?????

      THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SOONER POLL TO ME.

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